Look, I haven't mentioned Zeus, Buddah, or some religion.
Started by VietnamVet-BRIGHT, December 14, 2009, 10:36:00 PM
QuoteAtheist Group Takes â€˜Godless Holidayâ€™ Campaign NationwideTuesday, December 01, 2009...Previously, the atheist campaign had been confined to the Washington, D.C., area, with signs and advertisements featured prominently on the cityâ€™s Metro subway trains and buses. The expansion to four new cities â€" New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco â€" marks the first-ever national atheist advertising campaign and the first time the Humanist group has taken its anti-religious holiday message outside of the nationâ€™s capitol.[and ... "Be good for goodnessâ€™ sake"]http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/57797
QuoteApproaching Holidays Prompt Atheist Campaign Published: December 1, 2009 WASHINGTON â€" An unusual holiday message began appearing this week in the nationâ€™s capital on the sides of buses and trains.â€œNo god? ... No problem!â€ reads the advertisement featuring the smiling faces of people wearing Santa Claus hats. â€œBe good for goodnessâ€™ sake.â€ Over the next two weeks, 270 of the ads will go up on city buses and trains in the Washington area as part of the holiday kickoff to campaigns sponsored by secular groups in cities around the country and abroad. If last year was any indication, the signs are likely to spark a theological war of words.â€œWe donâ€™t intend to rain on anyoneâ€™s parade, but secular people celebrate the holidays, too, and weâ€™re just trying to reach out to our people,â€ said Roy Speckhardt, the executive director of the American Humanist Association. â€œTo the degree that we are reaching out to the godly, itâ€™s just to say that you can be good without god. So their atheist neighbor down the street shouldnâ€™t be vilified as though he is immoral.â€ Signs similar to those in Washington are being placed on buses and billboards in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and near the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, as well as in London; Barcelona, Spain; Genoa, Italy; and Toronto, Montreal and Calgary, Canada, Mr. Speckhardt confirmed.more ... http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/us/02 ... .html?_r=1